Thursday, November 26, 2009

James Bond's got nothing on these guys

Nobody does gadgets like the Japanese, and I just wasted entirely too much time on a virtual stroll through japantrendshop.com.

I was casually checking out bulletproof sunglasses, but it was the Samurai Umbrella that got me. I've always felt dorky carrying one of those things. Then I saw the Samurai Underwear and I was hooked.

The 3D Blue Earth Puzzle looks outstanding. It's based on satellite images and population areas have glow-in-the-dark paint.

Black tissues for mourning... and black is the new white: "Black also has a “clean” feeling to it, which is why cotton swabs, toothpaste, and now these Black Tissues from Daishowa."

Fur keyboard? Radio-controlled flying cockroach or driving tissue box (available Dec. 1 for Christmas)? You got it. There's a dog voice translator -- only works with Japanese dogs, or only translates to Japanese. Something like that. Get your dog a pedometer.

Okay, Cyber Figure Alice the augmented reality maid creeps me out: Using the software, included props, and a web cam, you can interact physically with a digital maid character! Alice has a real personality and responds to your touch and loves receiving gifts from you. She’ll even take off/change clothes when you’d like her too.

Not creepy at all, once I notice endoscopeshop.com is a "partner shop". I don't even want to know.

I'd go nuts shopping here if it wasn't so pricey.

2 comments:

The Saipan Blogger said...

I might buy one of those umbrellas

KAP said...

I didn't see Jedi, but there are various Star Wars USB ports.

The black stuff-- cotton swabs and the like --intrigued me. I missed that trend.